Inktober Wrap Up Sketchbook Flip through!

Congrats to all who participated in Inktober, or any other drawing challenge this year! What fun it was and though it is tiring at times it is so fun to finish it! If you would like a closer look at any of the Inktober drawings you can see them on my Instagram page. You do not need to have an Instagram account to click on my page to view them.

If you like this style of work you may enjoy Critique Club Where I have 68 long, real-time live narrated tutorials, creative prompts and inspiration (and 2 new lessons added monthy!) you will be learning how to use all of those mixed media supplies and you can even receive personalized feedback fro me. Details here.

FYI there was a weird bit of freaky picture distortion at the bottom of the screen like an old VHS tape for a few minutes in the middle of this Livestream. There was speculation that the raven painting was haunted, then again it’s Halloween and I just watched Poltergeist so I might be imagining things LOL!

Here is a list of supplies I used during the month. Affiliate links to Blick and Amazon are used and I do earn a small commission if you purchase through my links but it doesn’t cost you anything extra. Thank you for your support!

Please keep in mind that you do not need all of these things to create the art I shared. I use different supplies based on where I am drawing and what reviews I might be working on. One set of alcohol markers, pencils, or watercolors is fine as long as they do what you want them to do. The list below is for your convenience in case you want to know more about any of the products I used. Let me know if I forgot to link something, it’s totally possible that I will.



I hope you had a nice weekend and a happy Halloween. We usually don’t get many trick or treaters but we were wiped out of candy by 6:30pm and had to start handing out bags of microwave popcorn and Nutrigrain bars! Hubby made a dash to the closest convenience store and restocked. I’d never seen anything like it! Well, if my house gets TPd we can use it as a paper mache project LOL! Happy crafting!

Sat Chat 10/30/21

Hi friends! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! Just a heads up I will do a live sketchbook flip through on YouTube tomorrow. I’m thinking it will be around 12-noon Eastern time. I will be sharing the 31 drawings I did for inktober. There will also be a replay if you can’t catch it live.

Stuff I mentioned:

Happy crafting!

Let’s paint fossils!

Hi friends! Today’s project is twofold. It introduces you to the range of Graphitint products and is a fun activity you can do with kids. Painting fossils!

I live-streamed this lesson on YouTube yesterday. There are a couple of breaks I took to answer questions so feel free to skip hard if you don’t want to listen to that. If you don’t have Graphatint you can use watercolors and watercolor pencils and if you have a stock of water-soluble graphite you can mix it in for a similar effect. The point is to explore and have fun!

Supplies: Explore (Affiliate links to blick and Amazon used)

I hope this encourages you to explore your art media! Happy crafting!

REview of Graphitint Paint & a Livestream Demo Today!

Hi friends! I just wanted to give you a heads up on a live tutorial I will have at 12 noon ET on YouTube using the Graphitint paint pans and pencils. We will paint a bunch of fossils. This livestream is appropriate for all ages and a reply will be available afterward if you can’t join live. But first I have a review of these products if you were curios about them.

Features/Pros of Graphitint:

  • Muted color palette (A mix of water-soluble graphite and color)
  • Granulating in wet washes Great for moody, cold, and desaturated landscapes.
  • Open stock available Paint available in 12 colors, pencils in 24
  • Affordable compared to traditional watercolor
  • Good lightfastness on most colors


  • In a sketchbook the graphite can transfer to the facing page

Explore the range (Affiliate links to blick and Amazon used)

That’s all for now! See you later for the livestream! Happy crafting!

Podcast: The Cycle of Precious

Hi friends! Have you ever wondered why you don’t use your favorite art supplies? Research shows the longer we wait to use a possession the less likely we ever will. How sad is that? I can’t bear to think of my art supplies never being used. How about you? That’s the topic of today’s podcast. How about playing with some of your forgotten supplies as you have a listen!

Happy crafting!

PS if you are reading this in the future and a newer podcast is in the player above you can go to my podcast page and see all of my podcasts.

Let’s Draw Knitting Hands in Mixed Media!

Hi friends! I created this painting for the Inktober prompt “loop.”

You can find a real-time version of this tutorial, along with others (68 total!) and monthly art prompts over in Critique Club. The cost is $5 a month and you can cancel anytime. You can also upload up to 2 paintings a month for feedback from me. I’d love to have you as a Critique Club member.

Supplies (Affiliate links used)

That’s all for today! I should have a new podcast episode up later today as well as a new cardmaking video on YouTube if you want some more crafty goodness. Happy crafting!

Sat Chat (really it is)

Hi friends! The intro is a bit confusing but rest assured, it is Saturday and we a re chatting!


  • Speaking of Critique Club (LOL, nice intro huh?) The full-length mixed-media knitting hands tutorial along with others (68 total!) and monthly art prompts over in Critique Club. The cost is $5 a month and you can cancel anytime. You can also upload up to 2 paintings a month for feedback from me. I’d love to have you as a Critique Club member.
  • My box with Papercraft Society is coming soon! Details here.
  • The Antiquarian sticker book: *Affiliate links used
  • You can sign up for my FREE Michaels class here. It will be on November 16th.

You can mix Alcohol Markers with Watercolor crayons for awesome results!

Hi friends! Today I hosted a livestream on YouTube and we painted this:

Here is a replay. I stopped a few times to take questions from viewers so if you want to scroll past those moments feel free:) I hope you enjoy this relaxed lesson and hopefully paint along!

Supplies (Affiliate links used)

BTW A real-time lesson for the knitting hands painting I showed in the video is up in Critique Club. Happy crafting!

A DEmo of an Inktober marker drawing

Hi friends! This week for sketchbook Sunday (a day late on the blog I know LOL!) I decided to share the creating of the inktober prompt “Compass.”

You can see all of my Inktober daily drawings on Instagram. You can look at them even if you don’t have an account. I will do a wrap-up here at the end of the month though if you would rather wait. The prompts this year have been quite challenging but that’s what I like. It gets me out of my hum-drum typical box and has me doing drawings I otherwise wouldn’t. I think I’ve enjoyed this years challenge more than I have before. In the past there were many days where doing the challenge was just another task in a long to-do list but this year it has felt like a joyful treat I get to do when my other work is done. Isn’t it funny how our mindset can change?

Supplies: affiliate links used

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are taking part in Inktober let me know! I hope you are having a fun time with it. Until next time happy crafting!